I strived to extend movement networks locally and within the city as a whole.
This happened through extending foot and vehicular routes through the mega-site to break it into blocks. In addition, visual axes were framed and enabled by my architecture to unite with the larger Boston area via the skyline.
This goal resulted in three gestures:
1. Intersections of networks primarily used by different demographics
2. The largest intersection provided an opportunity for a public tower, which brings the public up to the height of the Old North Church steeple. At the viewing platform, one experiences as 360 deg view of the city, suburbs and bay.
3. A convergence of networks across the middle of the site prompted a large green strip, arially connecting downtown's greenway to the recreational network in the North End.
The gestures provided the framework to place a neighborhood of row houses, a midrise apartment building with commercial space on the first floor, an arts center and a public tower. The design focuses around quality outdoor space and efficient economic living spaces.